Patients and Beijing residents are currently benefitting from the new electronic health cards issued by Beijing through the WeChat app; the program is facilitated by Tencent and Sinosoft Technology which is aimed to improve the healthcare services by 2030 through digital cards.
Aimovig, a ground-breaking drug to prevent Migraines was approved by the FDA last week. Aimovig will be the only player in the market to treat migraines. The new drug has to be taken once a month through an injection similar to an insulin shot or an EpiPen.
Rabies takes nearly 60,000 lives each year; it is deadly if not treated early. Regions like Africa and Asia are at higher risk. LN34 is believed to make screening faster and better test to avoid the weeks-long series of shots now given to prevent the disease for the people exposed to potentially rabid. The test, done on suspect animals, can be run on platforms which are already used to screen for the flu, tuberculosis, and HIV.
Scientists from the Department of Chemistry at Imperial have developed a small, user-friendly, accurate and cost-effective sensor to test arsenic levels in drinking water within a minute. When a drop of water hits the test strip, it gives the arsenic level count digitally.
The FDA granted approval to Pfizer for Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx), which is used for the treatment of anemia, biosimilar of Amgen, a drug which generated sales closely $ 1.8 billion in the U.S market last year for Amgen and Johnson & Johnson partners. Retacrit also received the go-ahead to be used in RBC transfusions by U.S health regulators.
Providing an advanced technological paradigm to patient monitoring practices, a telemedicine platform has been launched in Australia. The remote intensive care partnership will enable doctors and nurses at the Royal Perth Hospital on the western coast of Australia to explore telemedicine technology to assess patient health in US hospitals that form part of the hub-and-spoke telehealth network of Emory.
When it comes to manufacturing CAR T drugs (personalized treatments engineering immune cells to destroy cancer cells of patients) speed is of utmost importance. A new manufacturing site has been decided upon by Gilead for Yescarta, its CAR-T therapy at a Netherlands airport.
As the Democratic Republic of Congo deals with a rising death toll owing to the latest outbreak of Ebola, health officials are moving fast to counter the fatal effects of the deadly virus. Plans are afoot to implement the experimental vaccine developed by Merck & Co to confront the overwhelming challenges posed by the virus.
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